After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Students will be able to identify, discuss, and make connections between key moments, themes, and individuals in the modern world since 1500.
- Students will be able to identify and analyze how the factors of race, class, gender, and ethnicity shaped the modern world since 1500.
- Students will be able to recognize instances of collaboration and resistance with the dominant political systems.
- Students will be able to generate a carefully constructed and persuasive historical interpretation in an essay that shows understanding of the developments across political and/or social boundaries.
- Course Introduction
- Unit 1: Geographies of Power
- Unit 2: Intellectual Change from the 15th to 17th Century
- Unit 3: Comparative Expansion
- Unit 4: Political & Intellectual Change in the 19th Century
- Unit 5: Industrial Revolution
- Unit 6: Imperialism
- Unit 7: Global Wars & Change in the 20th Century
- Unit 8: Decolonization, Independence, & Post-Cold War
Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.
- Discussions – 30%
- Quizzes – 30%
- Essays – 10%
- Midterm Exam – 15%
- Final Exam – 15%